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World of Tanks to be overhauled with new physics and improved graphics in Update 8.0

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Wargaming has announced a huge update for World of Tanks -- Update 8.0 -- which includes an "improved game engine," new features, and new content. Most notably, the update is said to introduce "realistic tank movement physics" to the engine. The bullet points are below, and you can see the new look and Newtonian mechanics in the trailer above.

  • Realistic tank movement physics
  • Splash and water wave effects
  • Support for deferred shading
  • Emblem and inscription customization
  • Adaptive camouflage
  • Mini-map functions
  • Enchanced tech tree interface
  • New Soviet tanks: SU-122-44, SU-122-54, SU-100M-1, Uralmash-1 and Object 263
  • New British Matilda Black Prince experimental medium infantry tank

The release date for World of Tanks Update 8.0 is currently TBD.

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.